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Kissing Gourami
Kissing-gourami
Information
Common Name kissing fish and kissers
Range Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, and Sumatra
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Osteichthyes
Order Perciformes
Family Helostomatidae
Genus Helostoma
Species H. temminckii

Kissing gouramis, also known as kissing fish or kissers (Helostoma temminckii), are large tropical freshwater fish comprising the monotypic labyrinth fish family Helostomatidae (from the Greek elos [stud, nail], stoma [mouth]). These fish originate from Thailand to Indonesia. They can be food fish which are farmed in their native Southeast Asia. They are used fresh for steaming, baking, broiling, and pan frying. The kissing gourami is a popular aquarium fish.

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